Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 19 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Really just an update of the kind of hapless grade-Z effort that once played the bottom half of a drive-in double bill.
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    If you are unlucky enough to stray into the presence of Bats, I strongly recommend you follow their wise example. Hang from the ceiling and go to sleep.
  3. Unfortunately, it isn't until the final scene -- a spoof of the horror genre's false-ending cliché -- that Bats really takes wing.
  4. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Christopher Brandon
    Everything in it is old bat.
  5. So uninvolving it scarcely matters what it looks like.
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    Pours on some of the most ridiculous dialogue heard in a feature film in a long time.
  7. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    So campy...may be good for a few laughs.
  8. Falls apart immediately, then limps on for 45 minutes more.
  9. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Not especially scary or funny, this lame comedy-thriller wastes a decent cast in a plodding tale.
  10. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    A reassuring little cheeseball of a movie.
  11. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
  12. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    Dumb cliches run amok.
  13. Violent and vapid, but the visual jolts may please horror buffs.
  14. Cause for fright in only one respect: the possibility that it could spawn sequels.
  15. A work of hilarious, nearly Ed Wood-worthy ineptitude.
  16. Hopeless rip-off of Hitchcock's "The Birds."
  17. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    An amazing compendium of dumb behavior, bad dialogue, and incoherent direction.
  18. 10
    All I saw were unimpressive digital effects; artless, quick-cut abstracted gore; and a last-ditch attempt to evoke a visceral response by heaping the climactic scene with bat shit.
  19. 0
    It's relentlessly bad in a way that just makes those theatre seats plain uncomfortable.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. JamesE.
    Jan 27, 2008
    This movie is a real I take that back it is a (Lou) Diamond (Phillips)! As always The Diamond brings his "A" game to the role and This movie is a real I take that back it is a (Lou) Diamond (Phillips)! As always The Diamond brings his "A" game to the role and owns it. He puts on that oversized sherriffs hat and you think WOW did he quit acting and take on a a life of crime fighting. This is a must watch for anybody who wants to see a bunch of bats get handed some Texas justice Diamond style! Full Review »